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RBH: 40 Auctions archived, 16 fresh this week

For the week ended Saturday 21 July, 2018 40 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 14 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 21 in US dollars.  Total sales were $10,142,269 as 15,589 lots were offered and 10,910 sold for a 70% success rate.  Auction activity remains high. 

 

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


AderMusic - The Aristophil Collection on June 20th: $4,346,109 
Drouot EstimationsAristophil 5 • Literature • Writers and Poets of the 19th and 20th Centuries on June 19th: $1,025,658 



3 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered in the sale: 

Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrints on July 18th: 120.78% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 19th: 107.01% 
Brunk AuctionsPremier Catalogue Auction - Prints, Books on July 14th: 104.11% 


11 sales saw at least 80% of their lots sell: 

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/8 on July 15th: 99.16% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/10 on July 17th: 98.17% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/8 on July 15th: 97.56% 
Brunk AuctionsPremier Catalogue Auction - Prints, Books on July 14th: 95.74% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/174 on July 15th: 94.83% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyBooks on July 13th: 92.47% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on July 14th: 91.38% 
Kedem AuctionJudaica: Books, Manuscripts, Letters, Objects on July 10th: 87.83% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 19th: 86.00% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrints on July 18th: 80.68% 
Neal Auction CompanySummer Estates Auction on July 14th: 80.00% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Ader MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autographe, Skizzen zu Faust [WoO3], [1844-1853]  on June 20th Actual price: USD $754,000.
  2. Ader ALBUM MUSICAL, Musikalisches Album d’Aloys FUCHS, recueil de 112 MANUSCRITS autographes de compositeurs et musiciens, 1817-1850  on June 20th Actual price: USD $678,600.
  3. Ader MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autographe signé, Ruf vom Berge [WoO 147], 1816  on June 20th Actual price: USD $226,200.
  4. Ader MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autographe signé, Des canyons aux étoiles… pour piano solo, cor, xylorimba, et petit orchestre (1974)  on June 20th Actual price: USD $218,660.
  5. Drouot Estimations PATIENCE. D'UN ÉTÉ. on June 19th Actual price: USD $217,500.
  6. Ader MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autographe signé, Vocalise en forme de habanera (1907)  on June 20th Actual price: USD $196,040.
  7. Ader MOZART Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791). on June 20th Actual price: USD $196,040.
  8. Ader MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autographe signé, Métaboles (1964).  on June 20th Actual price: USD $165,880.
  9. Ader Clavir Ubung bestehend in Præludien, Allemanden, Couranten, Sarabanden, Giguen, Menuetten, und andern Galanterien  on June 20th Actual price: USD $146,624.
  10. Ader L.A.S., [Baden fin juillet début août 1825], à l’ARCHIDUC RODOLPHE  on June 20th Actual price: USD $135,720.
  11. Ader L.A.S. « Beethoven », Vienne 17 septembre [1795], à Heinrich von STRUVE  on June 20th Actual price: USD $128,180.
  12. Ader MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autographe, Le Soleil des eaux : La Sorgue, chanson pour Yvonne (1958)  on June 20th Actual price: USD $105,560.
  13. Drouot Estimations PARTNERSHIP. on June 19th Actual price: USD $104,400.
  14. Ader L.A.S., [été 1787 ?, au baron Gottfried von SWIETEN ?]  on June 20th Actual price: USD $98,020.
  15. Ader MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autographe signé, Beau Soir (1891)  on June 20th Actual price: USD $90,480.
  16. Drouot Estimations LE CHIENDENT. on June 19th Actual price: USD $79,750.
  17. Ader MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autographe signé, L’Ascension, quatre méditations symphoniques pour orchestre (1934).  on June 20th Actual price: USD $70,876.
  18. Ader MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autographe signé, [Liebesrausch] et Sehnsucht der Liebe, 8 avril 1815  on June 20th Actual price: USD $69,368.
  19. Drouot Estimations D'AUCULNES. on June 19th Actual price: USD $65,250.
  20. Drouot Estimations GRAND BAL DU PRINTEMPS. on June 19th Actual price: USD $65,250.
  21. Bonhams Overend Watts/Mott The Hoople: A 1954 'Hardtail' Fender Stratocaster, believed the earliest of its type to be shipped, on July 18th Actual price: USD $62,225.
  22. Ader 29 lettres (12 L.A.S. et 17 L.A.), 1834-1862, à Franz LISZT et/ou à Marie d’AGOULT  on June 20th Actual price: USD $57,304.
  23. Ader MANUSCRIT autographe signé « R. L. », Hymne des Marseillois  on June 20th Actual price: USD $57,304.
  24. Ader L.A.S. « Chip », Manchester 1er septembre 1848, [à Thomas ALBRECHT]  on June 20th Actual price: USD $55,796.
  25. Ader L.A.S. « Ch », château de Nohant près La Châtre 13 septembre [18]46, à Auguste FRANCHOMME, « Professeur au Conservatoire de Musique à Paris »  on June 20th Actual price: USD $55,796.



A total of 40 auctions reported this week:


Drouot Estimations. Aristophil 5 • Literature • Writers and Poets of the 19th and 20th Centuries on June 19th: 31.25%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Books on July 13th: 92.47%
Eldreds. Sporting Art - Prints on July 17th: 73.33%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on June 28th: 76.43%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 19th: 86.00%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Prints on July 18th: 80.68%
Bonhams. Entertainment Memorabilia on July 18th: 65.22%
Old World Auctions. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 3/21 on March 28th: 69.05%
Old World Auctions. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 5/23 on June 6th: 79.49%
Ader. Photographs on June 21st: 40.00%
Ader. Music - The Aristophil Collection on June 20th: 48.34%
Rossini. Photographs, Lithographs, Modern and Contemporary Prints on June 7th: 32.41%
Binoche et Giquello. Posters on May 30th: 20.91%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Treasures from Pacific Shores: Numismatics, Mining, & Americana - Day 5 on June 26th: 63.60%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Treasures from Pacific Shores: Numismatics, Mining, & Americana - Day 4 on June 25th: 51.18%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Treasures from Pacific Shores: Numismatics, Mining, & Americana - Day 3 on June 24th: 50.58%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Treasures from Pacific Shores: Numismatics, Mining, & Americana - Day 2 on June 23rd: 59.16%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Treasures from Pacific Shores - Numismatic, Mining, Americana, etc. - Day 1 on June 22nd: 57.92%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/10 on July 17th: 98.17%
Bubb Kuyper. Varia, Posters, Drawings and watercolours, Catchpenny prints, Old master prints, Optical views, Maps on June 1st: 76.11%
Bubb Kuyper. Modern Art - Prints, etc. on May 31st: 77.43%
Bubb Kuyper. Modern Art: Prints, etc. on May 31st: 74.35%
Bubb Kuyper. Old and rare books (part 2) on May 30th: 70.42%
Bubb Kuyper. Books: History and topography, Natural history, Medicine, Science, Manuscripts, Autographs, Old and on May 30th: 59.86%
Bubb Kuyper. Books: Fine Printing, Illustrated books on May 29th: 61.78%
Bubb Kuyper. Books: Bibliography and typography, Art reference, Children’s books, Varia, Literature, Indonesia on May 29th: 68.58%
Bubb Kuyper. Books, Manuscripts, Prints on May 28th: 78.98%
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Rare Books, Decorative Prints, Historical Photographs on July 13th: 48.61%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art, Jewelry, Asian Auction - Prints, Books on July 15th: 69.39%
Clars Auction Gallery. Art - Prints on July 14th: 75.00%
Bonhams. Automobilia - Books and Prints on July 13th: 75.00%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on July 14th: 91.38%
Neal Auction Company. Summer Estates Auction - Books, Prints on July 15th: 70.73%
Neal Auction Company. Summer Estates Auction on July 14th: 80.00%
Brunk Auctions. Premier Catalogue Auction - Prints, Books on July 14th: 95.74%
Moreshet Auctions. Books and Manuscripts on July 9th: 50.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/174 on July 15th: 94.83%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/8 on July 15th: 97.56%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/8 on July 15th: 99.16%
Kedem Auction. Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Letters, Objects on July 10th: 87.83%

 

For the week ahead 16 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 23rd
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Books & Works on Paper. 270 lots
Australian Book Auctions. Armadale, . Books, Documents, & Maps. 155 lots

Tue. Jul. 24th
Forum Auctions. London. Artsy: Urban Jungle. 45 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/17. 296 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. 344 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Engravings, Lithographs, Photographs, Old and Contemporary Books. 269 lots

Wed. Jul. 25th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 550 lots
Guernseys. New York, NY. African American Historic & Cultural Treasures. 439 lots

Thu. Jul. 26th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature and Fine Books. 560 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Books - Internet Bidstart 7/19. 197 lots
Guernseys. New York, NY. African American Historic & Cultural Treasures - Day 2. 258 lots

Sat. Jul. 28th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters. 929 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 616 lots

Sun. Jul. 29th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/22.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/22.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/1. 191 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <center><b>Sotheby’s New York<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts Online<br>Ending December 17</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies…</i> The Second Impression. 1632. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> GEORGE CURZON, 1ST MARQUESS CURZON OF KEDLESTON. “Curzon Tiger Hunt.” [India: circa 1901]. 120 albumen photographs. $3,000 to $5,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> (CASSADY, NEAL). Kerouac, Jack. <i>On the Road.</i> New York: Viking Press, 1957. Inscribed. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> VEGA, JOSEPH PENSO DE LA. <i>Confusion de Confusiones. Dialogos curiosos entre un Philosopho agudo, un Mercader discrete...</i> Amsterdam, 1688. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> RACKHAM, ARTHUR — [WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE]. "The Moon Like to a Silver Bow New-Bent in Heaven," original illustration for <i>A Midsummer Night's Dream.</i> $12,000 to $18,000
  • <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> KNIGHT, HILARY. The Original Portrait of Eloise that Hung at the Plaza Hotel. $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> WARHOL, ANDY. "Iced Lemon Delight," an Original Watercolor Presented to Hilary Knight's cat, Phoebe $8,000 to 12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> SENDAK, MAURICE. <i>Where the Wild Things Are.</i> PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED with drawing to Hilary Knight in the month following publication. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> NOLAND, KENNETH. Original circle painting, untitled, acrylic and ink on cloth, for cover of monograph $8,000 to 12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> TOULOUSE-LAUTREC. <i>Histoires Naturelles,</i> 1899. With 22 original lithographs. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>A Collection of Poems,</i> [1711]. The first authoritative and complete collected Sonnets.$15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> LONDON, JACK. <i>The Call of the Wild.</i> 1903. First edition, first state jacket. $2,000 to 3,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> FROST, ROBERT. Autograph Manuscript of "Build Soil," 12 pp, 1932-1936. $15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> GOULD, GLENN. Glenn Gould's extensively annotated copy of Bach's Goldberg Variations $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> PLATH, SYLVIA. EARLY Autograph Letter Signed, about her beginnings as a writer, Northampton, MA, 1951. $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> HOUDINI, HARRY. A collection of 11 cast iron shackle and lock items from Houdini's personal collection. $20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> M4 ENGIMA MACHINE, with very rare RARE HYDRA KEY ENVELOPE. $400,000 to 600,000
  • <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> WETZEL, CHARLES M. American Fishing Books. $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> BISSELL, ALFRED E., <i>In Pursuit of Salar.</i> $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> <i>The Settler and Sportsman in Anticosti.</i> $400 to $600
    <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> CARLETON, HENRY GUY, <i>Advice to Young Anglers.</i> $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> ROBINSON, ROLAND EVANS, <i>Forest and Stream Fables. By Awahsoose the Bear.</i> $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SAWADA, KEN, <i>The Art of the Classic Salmon Fly.</i> $300 to $500
    <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SOUTHARD, CHARLES ZIBEON, <i>The Evolution of Trout and Trout Fishing in America.</i> $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SOUTHARD, CHARLES ZIBEON, <i>Trout Fly-Fishing in America.</i> $400 to $600
  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Jean de Mandeville, <i>Reysen und Wanderschafften durch das Gelobte Land,</i> Strassburg, 1488. Sold for $106,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> José González Cabrera Bueno, <i>Navegación Especulativa, y Práctica,</i> Manila, 1734. Sold for $55,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Francis W. Winton, manuscript on pow-wows with indigenous Canadians, 1881. Sold for $65,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Louise Bourgeois, <i>He Disappeared Into Complete Silence,</i> portfolio with complete text & 9 engravings, 1947. Sold for $413,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Erich Maria Remarque, <i>All Quiet on the Western Front,</i> first American edition, Boston, 1929. Sold for $9,375.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Sir William Russell Flint, gouache & watercolor illustration for Homer's <i>Odyssey,</i> 1924. Sold for $22,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Kurt Vonnegut, archive of 12 letters, signed to his family, 6 illustrated, 1930s-40s. Sold for $12,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Oscar Wilde, <i>Lady Windermere's Fan,</i> first edition, presentation copy, signed & inscribed, London, 1893. Sold for $27,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Emil Cardinaux, <i>St. Moritz,</i> 1918. Sold for $17,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> R.J. Waters, 3 panoramas of the San Francisco earthquake & fire, 1906. Sold for $21,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Album with 200 cartes-de-visite, including images by Felice Beato, John Thompson & F.W. Sutton, Japan & China, 1863-69. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Thomas Paine, <i>The American Crisis,</i> Fishkill, NY, December 1776. Sold for $40,000.